About 100 ex-offenders and advocates rallied in Annapolis on Tuesday morning to urge Maryland lawmakers to pass legislation that would help former inmates reenter society by removing barriers for employment.
Ex-offenders chanted, âSecond chance, everybody deserves a second chance,â as legislators walked across Lawyerâs Mall into the statehouse.
âWe want the legislature to know that this is an important issue to the people of the state,â said Todd Yeary, the political-action chair for the NAACPâs Maryland State Conference. âAnd itâs good public policy.â
Advocates are pushing a couple of bills that deal with expunging certain criminal records.